Program Aims To Train Potential Bystanders To Become First Responders In Emergencies
In situations where minutes could make the difference between life and death, there's not always time to wait for the professionals.
The Mercury News:
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Minutes matter when someone’s bleeding to death, and Santa Clara County doctors are involved in a national push born from mass casualty events that aim to educate residents on how to best serve as an unexpected first responder. It’s similar to efforts to teach people how to properly use defibrillators or perform CPR, although in blood-loss situations that might make the squeamish blanch. While the genesis of the program was in the shadow of Columbine, Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon bombing, the techniques are also well suited to an accident on the road, at home or in the workplace that has someone losing copious amounts of blood. (Kurhi, 5/16)